Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Book Review: Malice - Danielle Steel

Synopsis -At seventeen, on the night of her mother's funeral, Grace Adams is attacked. A young woman with secrets too horrible to tell, with hurts so deep they may never heal, Grace will not tell the truth about the attack.  She is beautiful enough for men to want her but, after a lifetime of being a victim, now she must pay the price for other people's sins.

From the depths of a Illinois women's prison to a Chicago modelling agency, and from there to a challenging career in New York, Grace carries the past with her wherever she goes.  In healing her own pain, she reaches out to battered women and children who live a nightmare she knows only too well.  When Grace meets Charles Mackenzie, a New York lawyer, she has found a man who wants nothing from her - except to heal her, to hear her secrets and to give her the family she so desperately wants.  But with happiness finally within her grasp, Grace is at her most vulnerable - in danger of losing everything to an enemy from her past, an enemy bent on malice.

Review - This book has been out for years and I have never read anything by Danielle Steel before.  I have to say I was impressed, although she is a very popular author I was not sure she would appeal to me.  This book is full on, fast paced and one that is difficult to put down.  Grace's character gets to you right from the start and you are vying for her all the way to the bitter end.  Her story is full of horror, hurt and she certainly has more than her fair share of hardship.  So much so, that when she meets Charles you are virtually praying that everything will be okay.  If you want a read that is full of some terrible stuff that life can throw then this is for you, but there is plenty of good in there too.  4*

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